Fully Funded IDB & KAUST Joint Scholarships in Saudi Arabia

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Islamic Development Bank & KAUST Joint Fully Funded PhD Scholarships in Saudi Arabia Program is open for International Students. The scholarship allows PhD level programm(s) in the field of All Subjects taught at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology . The deadline of the scholarship is Open.

Scholarships sponsored jointly by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) to study at KAUST.

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The Scholarships in Saudi Arabia is jointly funded by IDB and KAUST to award 5 scholarships annually. The scholarship is a fully-funded program as per the KAUST rules and procedures will be supported throughout the eligible duration of the study program. Visit the KAUST Admissions page for Ph.D. program details.


Eligible Nationalities:

Under the Scholarships in Saudi Arabia program, citizens of IDB member countries are eligible to apply for the scholarship to study at KAUST for a full-time 4-year PhD.

Saudi Arabia, Libya, Iran, Nigeria, UAE, Qatar, Egypt, Kuwait, Turkey, Algeria, Pakistan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Yemen, Morocco, Sudan, Jordan, Senegal, Oman, Iraq, Cameroon, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Niger, Bahrain, Uganda, Benin, Gabon, Kazakhstan, Mali, Azerbaijan, Guinea, Tunisia, Mauritania, Lebanon, Mozambique, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Gambia, Palestine, Syria, Sierra Leone, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Cote d'Ivoire, Comoros, Afghanistan, Chad, Suriname, Albania, Turkmenistan, Djibouti, Guinea Bissau, Somalia, Guyana,

Eligibility Criteria:

The candidate must be:

  • ​A citizen of an IDB member country (visit the IDB Merit Scholarship Program for a full listing of member countries)
  • Age not over 35 years
  • Engaged in full-time employment in an academic, research or development institute in the home country and the application is nominated by that institution
  • Meets the eligibility criteria of the IDB Merit Scholarship Program
  • Have a firm admission offer at the KAUST for a Ph.D. program


Degree Level:

Islamic Development Bank & KAUST Joint Fully Funded PhD Scholarship Program is available to undertake PhD level programs at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.

Available Subjects:

The following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

  • All Subjects
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